The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Friday, April 2nd, and Monday 5th April, 2021 as public holidays to celebrate Easter.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the announcement in a statement on behalf of the Federal Government on Tuesday.
Aregbesola charged Christians to emulate the attributes of forbearance, forgiveness, kindness, humility, love, peace, and patience, which were demonstrated by Jesus Christ.
The minister is also asking the Christian faithful to use the occasion of this year’s Easter Celebration to pray for the Peace, Unity, and Progress of our country.
While addressing the issue of Security in Nigeria, He said: “Security is everybody’s business, I, therefore, encourage all Nigerians and foreigners resident in Nigeria, to display a high level of patriotism at this critical time in the history of our country, to support the efforts of all security agencies in ensuring peace and security of lives and property of the citizenry,”
While wishing Christians both at home and abroad a happy and peaceful Easter Celebration, Mr. Aregbesola called on everyone to team up with President Muhammadu Buhari in his determination to make life more meaningful for all.